COIR PROPERTIES

 
 
 
 
The physical and chemical propeties of coir fibre are given below.
Physical Properties of Coir Fibre

Ultimate length

0.6 mm

Diameter/width

16 micron

Single fibre

Length

6 to 8 inches

Density

1.4 g/cc

Tenacity

10 g/ tex

Breaking Elongation

30%

Moisture regain at 65% RH

10.5%

Swelling in water

5% in diameter

 
Chemical Properties (Composition) of Coir Fibre

Water solubles

5.25%

Pectin & related compounds

3.30%

Hemi-Cellulose

0.25%

Cellulose

43.44%

Lignin

45.84%

Ash

2.22%

 
 
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